Frequently Asked Questions

Microthemer

What is Microthemer?

Microthemer is a premium design plugin for WordPress that allows non-web designers to customise the appearance of their WordPress theme down to the finest detail. See the Microthemer product page for a full feature list.

What happens to the styles added with Microthemer when I update my theme?

Your Microthemer styles are completely safe when you update your parent or child theme. That’s the beauty of controlling styling via a plugin – they’re not affected by theme updates. Microthemer restyles your WordPress site in a non-destructive way. It simply creates an alternative stylesheet:

/wp-content/micro-themes/active-styles.css

This stylesheet has style rules that the browser applies instead of the styles in your theme because they have higher CSS specificity. Microthemer doesn’t delete or modify any files in your theme. Therefore when you update the theme, nothing is lost.

If I disable or remove the Microthemer plugin after styling a site, will the added styles disappear?

You can deactivate or completely uninstall Microthemer and still make use of the styles it creates by manually calling the active-styles.css stylesheet I referenced above. To do this:

  1. Access the Microthemer interface
  2. Go to General > Preferences > Inactive.
  3. Copy the code from the textarea to your theme’s functions.php file.
  4. This code will do nothing when Microthemer is active. But if Microthemer is inactive, it will add Microthemer CSS/custom JS to your site. It will also add page-id/slug classes to the <body> tag which you might have tapped into when using Microthemer. And any Google fonts you applied with Microthemer.

We can help you add the code to your theme if you don’t feel confident doing it yourself.

Can I export the stylesheet Microthemer generates and use them on another site?

Yes, you can export your work (folders, selectors, styles, hand-coded CSS) in Microthemer using the Export option in the left toolbar. Then you can go to the Manage design packs page and download the export as a zip file. You can then install this zip file on a different WordPress site via the Manage design packs option. Finally, you can import the design pack into the Microthemer interface via the Import option in the left toolbar.

How can I see the code Microthemer generates?

You can view the CSS Microthemer generates at any time from the View > Generated CSS & JS option.

Do I need to know CSS and HTML to use Microthemer?

No. Microthemer has been designed for people who don’t know HTML or CSS. You just double-click the things that you would like to restyle. Microthemer then creates style editing options on the fly for the things you click. If you’re taking your first few steps into web design it may interest you to know that coders also use Microthemer as it saves them time and makes certain tasks much easier.

Do you provide support for Microthemer?

Yes. We provide documentation and have a support forum where you can get free support. Our forum is a friendly and supportive place. Please use it as often as you need to.

I have purchased a license for Microthemer, how do I unlock the full program?

Please enter your PayPal email address after clicking the green unlock button at the top of the Microthemer interface. If you receive a red error message at the top right of your screen, please hover your mouse over the error message and then follow the additional instructions that appear. If you can’t find an answer there, please contact us and we will get you unlocked ASAP.

Purchasing

How does the standard license compare to the developer license?

The standard license limits you to installing Microthemer on 3 domains. The developer license allows you to install Microthemer on an unlimited number of domains. In terms of functionality, there is no difference between the standard and developer editions. It’s purely a license thing.

Note: if you purchased a standard license prior to 2015, you can request a manual increase to your 3 domain limit if you can demonstrate that you are only using Microthemer on your own personal websites (as these were the terms advertised at the time). Just send us a message.

Can I upgrade my license?

Yes. You can upgrade from the standard to the developer license any time and just pay the difference in cost. You can do this from the “My Downloads” page.

What forms of payment do you accept?

Currently we only accept payments via PayPal. Apologies for any inconveniences this might cause.

How does your refund policy work?

You are entitled to a no fuss refund within 30 days of making your purchase. We only want customers that are happy with our products to pay for them. Just send us a message and we will process your refund as soon as we see your request.

My Account

How do I link my membership account to my purchases?

Prior to 2015, customers were not required to create a membership account before completing their checkout. If you used the same PayPal email address when registering for a membership account, your purchases will have been automatically linked to your membership account. However, if you used a different email address when registering for a membership account, you will need to link your purchases manually. When you log into the “My Downloads” page you will see a prompt to enter your PayPal email address to link your purchases.

How do I apply to become a Themeover author?

To apply to become a Themeover author, simply send us an email with a link to your web design portfolio and a paragraph or two about yourself. Authors will receive 50% commission for design packs they sell on themeover.com. We’re haven’t released the marketplace yet, because we’re prioritising Microthemer updates. But do let us know if you would like to be involved when we launch it.

Note: if you’re not a designer, but you are a great CSS coder, you can still apply to author theme/plugin scaffolds rather than skins.

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  1. Register for a membership account on Themeover
  2. Learn about our generous commission rates.
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  4. Publish your affiliate links/banners on your website.
  5. Earn money when someone you refer to Themeover makes a purchase.
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